We first made these for the Royal Wedding. You may remember the blog post that Spring? These Royal Wedding Union Jack Cupcakes are perfect for lunch boxes, picnics and street parties, embellished with union jacks, or even on those days when you are simply feeling rather patriotic! I have always thought it rather fun to create themed lunch boxes for the kids, and well, this one would be just perfect on a patriotic day!
- 200g unsalted butter, softened
- 200g Billington’s Unrefined Golden
- Caster Sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 200g Allinson Self-Raising Plain White
- To Decorate:
- 200g Silver Spoon Fondant Icing sugar
- Silver Spoon Cakecraft Red and Blue
- Silver Spoon Cakecraft Writing Icing
- Silver Spoon Cakecraft Designer Icing
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, 400°F, gas mark 6. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin tray with the paper cases of your choice.
- Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and add the sugar. Beat together, preferably with an electric whisk until the mixture is wonderfully light and fluffy. This can take up to 5-7 minutes, so don’t rush this stage.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, with a spoonful of the flour with each one to prevent the mixture from curdling. Fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon until you have a soft, smooth cake batter.
- Divide the mixture between the paper cases filling only to half the height.
- Place in the oven and bake in the oven for about 12 – 15 minutes, or until the cakes spring back when pressed gently with a finger and are pale golden in colour.
- Cool the cakes on a wire cooling rack. Wrap in cling film or keep in a tin
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